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  • Date:29 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:24,183
  • Pogrebnyak (4)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:20 +2.20

Foul by Jack Collison on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

89:01

Corner taken short by Noel Hunt.

86:43

Noel Hunt fouled by Kevin Nolan, the ref awards a free kick. Jobi McAnuff restarts play with the free kick.

84:53

Mikele Leigertwood challenges Ricardo Vaz Te unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joey O'Brien.

84:16

Carlton Cole is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

83:09

Corner taken by Ian Harte.

82:12

The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis, Ricardo Vaz Te produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

81:42

Hal Robson-Kanu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole. Free kick taken by Jack Collison.

79:55

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jack Collison. James Tomkins takes a shot. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu by Kevin Nolan. Kevin Nolan goes into the referee's book. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

79:42

The ball is crossed by Ricardo Vaz Te, Chris Gunter makes a clearance.

78:40

Ian Harte concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Noble. Ian Harte is cautioned. (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Modibo Maiga coming on for Mark Noble. James Collins takes the free kick.

77:35

The ball is swung over by Chris Gunter, James Collins manages to make a clearance.

76:51

The ball is sent over by Chris Gunter, clearance by Winston Reid.

74:55

Kevin Nolan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. (Reading) makes a substitution, with Hal Robson-Kanu coming on for Jimmy Kebe. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

74:29

The ball is swung over by Jack Collison, Jimmy Kebe manages to make a clearance.

73:22

The ball is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, James Tomkins produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

72:43

Noel Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Noble, clearance by Noel Hunt.

70:40

Noel Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Winston Reid. James Collins takes the direct free kick.

69:59

The ball is swung over by Mark Noble.

69:25

Noel Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Vaz Te. Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick.

69:13

A cross is delivered by Jack Collison, clearance by Jimmy Kebe.

68:06

Jack Collison takes a shot. Clearance by Jem Karacan.

67:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jimmy Kebe on Joey O'Brien. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Noble, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.

66:20

Caution for James Tomkins. Gary O'Neil goes off and Ricardo Vaz Te comes on.

66:02

Effort from inside the area by Jimmy Kebe misses to the right of the goal.

65:45

Jem Karacan takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

64:46

Noel Hunt replaces Danny Guthrie.

63:55

Jack Collison takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

59:57

Alex Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan. Alex Pearce goes into the referee's book. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble. Foul by Kevin Nolan on Chris Gunter, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

59:26

Jem Karacan crosses the ball.

53:49

Matthew Taylor leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Collison.

53:34

The ball is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, Carlton Cole produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

53:02

Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.

52:37

Centre by James Tomkins, Mikele Leigertwood manages to make a clearance.

51:00

The offside flag is raised against Pavel Pogrebnyak. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

50:29

Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.

48:48

The official flags Pavel Pogrebnyak offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

47:07 +2.07

The ball is sent over by Gary O'Neil, clearance made by Mikele Leigertwood.

46:51

Pavel Pogrebnyak is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

46:01 +1.01

The referee cautions James Collins for unsporting behaviour.

44:14

Gary O'Neil produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

42:51

Pavel Pogrebnyak concedes a free kick for a foul on Winston Reid. Winston Reid takes the direct free kick.

42:29

Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

40:33

Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.

38:25

The ball is swung over by Jimmy Kebe, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

37:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by Gary O'Neil. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

35:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pavel Pogrebnyak on Winston Reid. Pavel Pogrebnyak is given a yellow card. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.

34:55

Pavel Pogrebnyak is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

32:14

Winston Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pavel Pogrebnyak. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

30:09

Unfair challenge on Joey O'Brien by Jimmy Kebe results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

27:55

The ball is sent over by Matthew Taylor, save made by Adam Federici.

26:27

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

24:52

Matthew Taylor produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Gary O'Neil misses to the left of the target.

23:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Collins on Adrian Mariappa. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

22:37

A cross is delivered by Kevin Nolan, Winston Reid takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici. Corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line to the near post, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

21:46

Carlton Cole fouled by Alex Pearce, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.

20:50

The offside flag is raised against Pavel Pogrebnyak. James Collins restarts play with the free kick.

19:32

Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball.

18:18

Foul by Jobi McAnuff on Matthew Taylor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

17:43

Winston Reid challenges Pavel Pogrebnyak unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

16:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis by Chris Gunter. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

16:04

Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, clearance by James Tomkins.

15:04

A cross is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

13:39

Unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Mark Noble results in a free kick. Booking for Mark Noble for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Danny Guthrie. The assistant referee signals for offside against Adrian Mariappa. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.

12:25

Jimmy Kebe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Noble, Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.

9:34

Jimmy Kebe concedes a free kick for a foul on Joey O'Brien. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.

7:53

Matthew Jarvis produces a cross.

7:44

Gary O'Neil crosses the ball, clearance made by Alex Pearce.

4:34

Pavel Pogrebnyak scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Reading 1-0 West Ham.

3:33

Shot from deep inside the area by Matthew Taylor clears the crossbar.

2:36

A cross is delivered by Jem Karacan, clearance made by James Collins.

1:19

Gary O'Neil handles the ball and concedes a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ian Harte, Alex Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on James Collins. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

McDermott confident Reading will beat the drop Reading's battle for Barclays Premier League survival may not be pretty but manager Brian McDermott insists it can be successful. The Royals ended a run of seven consecutive defeats by grinding out a goalless draw against Swansea on Boxing Day, a result which was enough to lift them off the bottom of the table although they still remain six points from safety. After a series of high-scoring defeats, McDermott made no apologies for Reading's change in emphasis as they attempt to become only the second team ever to avoid relegation having been bottom of the league at Christmas. "We have got to do whatever we have to to get results," McDermott said ahead of Reading's clash with West Ham. "I've learned a lot about this league in 19 games. In the Championship we tried to win every single game because we wanted to entertain, but our fans want to see points and results. "The players want points - we try to get three points from every game - but we're all sensible because we don't want to lose. We have got to be resilient as a group and a team. It is obvious we can't be giving four or five goals away at home (as Reading did in their previous two home games against Manchester United and Arsenal). It is a better place to play from. "In the last three seasons we have had relative success. We have been to a play-off final, two quarter-finals and we won promotion. At the moment it is tough but the fans have stuck with the players and I am grateful they have stuck with me. "They saw real fight and spirit from the players against Swansea. "People talk to me about history and positions in the table, points and what have you, but it's irrelevant. With 19 games to go this is definitely doable for us. We enjoy and relish the challenge. We can do this." Royals' boss McDermott has criticised officials on a number of occasions this season and Allardyce sympathised with his counterpart. "I hear McDermott complain bitterly about some of the decisions he's had to suffer on a considerable amount of game," he said. "I don't know if he's right but I've certainly suffered that myself in previous years in the Premier League. "They do make an awful lot of difference, they don't even themselves out over the year and they can get managers the sack, especially when they happen at the wrong time on a consistent basis. "It's not the only reason but it contributes - critical decisions against you end with you getting no points. We should always bear that in mind." West Ham have been struck by a number of injuries in recent weeks but welcomed midfield duo Jack Collison and Alou Diarra back into the first-team squad for the Everton game. Ricardo Vaz Te has also returned to training with Andy Carroll likely to join him in the next week although on-loan Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun is expected to return to his parent club over the next few days after having his second spell at Upton Park disrupted by injury.

Formation:4231Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 4231Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

  • Adam Federici
  • Chris Gunter
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Alex Pearce
  • Ian Harte
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Jem Karacan
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Danny Guthrie
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak
  • SUBS
  • Stuart Taylor
  • Adam Le Fondre
  • Noel Hunt
  • Sean Morrison
  • Jay Tabb
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Shaun Cummings

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLLLLD
  • Reading
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • LLWLDL

Last Meetings

  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Reading
  • 26/12/2007
  • Reading
  • 0 - 3
  • West Ham
  • 01/09/2007
  • Reading
  • 6 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 01/01/2007
  • West Ham
  • 0 - 1
  • Reading
  • 01/10/2006

Top Scorers

Reading

  • A Le Fondre 3
  • H Robson-Kanu 3
  • P Pogrebnyak 2
  • N Hunt 2
  • JB Kebe 2
  • S Morrison 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • K Gorkss 1
  • D Guthrie 1
  • G McCleary 1

West Ham

  • K Nolan 5
  • C Cole 2
  • M Diame 2
  • M Maiga 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • R Vaz Te 1
  • M Jarvis 1
  • M Noble 1
  • J O'Brien 1
  • A Carroll 1
  • J Tomkins 1
  • W Reid 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 58
    • Goals per game 21
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Ham

    • Total goals 59
    • Goals per game 22
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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